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Departmental Sick Leave

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff in his Department have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days in two or more of the last three years. (316457)

There were 118 employees in the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) who have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days in two or more of the last three years. The Northern Ireland Office robustly monitors and takes appropriate action in the management of all sickness absence.